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thegage's Two-channel always System
IP Address: 72.104.7.39 Last Update: April 03, 2020 at 16:11:58
Amplifier: PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium HP with NOS RFT EL-34 tubes
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium with Philips NOS rectifiers
Speakers: Golden Ear Triton 2+; Martin Logan Depth subwoofer
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Cambridge CXU
Turntable/Phono Stage: VPI TNT Jr, 12" Fatboy Gimbal, Hana ML cartridge, Classic platter, TerraStone Footers, Stillpoints LPI; Moon 310LP
Other Source(s): Onkyo T-9
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Grover Empress cables
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Niagara 1000, PS Audio Duet. Mix of Grover Empress, TG Audio (SLVR), Silent Source, Signal Cable power cords. Salamander rack.
Tweaks: SRA VR 3.0, Symposium platforms, Gaia II footers for speakers, MOBIE for cable break-in.
Room Size (LxWxH): 16 x 16 x 8 to 16
Room Comments/Treatments: Room is post-and-beam, many reflecting surfaces; dimensions complicate bass response. Floor is half wood-over-basement, and half cement slab, further affecting bass response. (OTOH slab makes a solid base for the turntable.) A dozen RealTraps bass traps and a couple of Echobuster Bassbusters even out bass/frequency response.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock from 60s to today; large-scale classical and baroque; jazz, folk/bluegrass, vocalists
System Goals/Comments: Emotion over analysis, tone, dynamics, ability to occasionally play loud. Soundstaging and imaging less important.
System Strengths: Emotional and musical system.
System Weaknesses: Imaging, sense of depth. Room restrictions put the speakers closer than optimum to the walls and equipment rack.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: LG OLED C8
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Denon AVR-x4500h Receiver
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): NHT Center 2
ACI Emerald front
NHT Super Zeros rear
Adire Rava subwoofer
Sources (DVD/VCR): Sony UBP-X700
Other HT Gear: BPT 2.5 Signature power conditioner
Comments on HT System: It's in a small room, so big speakers need not apply. Conversely, the 50-inch set and audio give a very visceral experience
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Music, cars, Aikido, film collecting, writing fiction

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